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Watch: Weatherman Ambushed During Live Storm Coverage

Jim Cantore delivers weather, swift kick to the groin
How Weather Channel's Jim Cantore Stopped A Would-Be Videobomber

Proving there are few external conditions too extreme to halt his on-air weather coverage, weatherman Jim Cantore took a knee to a wannabe videobomber's crotch during his live report Tuesday night. While covering the rare ice and snowstorm striking the Southern United States from South Carolina's College of Charleston, Cantore was suddenly assailed by a young man charging toward him.

Cantore, ever the professional, barely missed a beat, raising a knee to the man's groin, and warding off his would-be "attacker." The weatherman brushed off the incident, telling viewers, "Obviously, here at the College of Charleston, they are already having a good time."

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BoniLu

This was NOT staged! Why would a weather channel delivering important storm news stage such an incident or even feel the need to? This was most likely just some disrespectful drunk, high college punk, thinking he was showing off, and being cool with his buddies. He was feeling the pain of this alright, he was just too embarassed to show it, and kept running so no-one could see his dumb face. This was a matter of self defense. The kid even put his hand on Jim's shoulder as if he might try to knock him over.

January 30 2014 at 12:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
simpljb

ouch !! lol dumb kid

January 30 2014 at 11:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bmxaunt2

This was so staged, it was ridiculous. You could hear the guy yelling LONG before he appeared on-screen. Also, Jim looked at him at least twice before he even lifted his knee! I was actually thinking some college kid "ambushed" him, but this was just stupid!

January 30 2014 at 11:01 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Dianne

can anyone tell me why these meteorologists from the weather channel and around the US go to these really bad weather disaster places when the national weather service tells eveyone how dangerous it is for ALL and to stay home and off the roads, take your own advice, DUMBIES, hey they should make a book called weather danagers for dummy meteorologists

January 30 2014 at 10:44 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
geraldlsolis

It was staged. Cantore seemed to be prepared for the glancing "blow" and the student didn't seem to be hurt because he just kept running. And, most importantly, since DIRECTV dropped the Weather Channel their ratings have been failling and they needed something like this to get FREE national publicity, AND, this way, the Weather Channel was able to show their DIRECTV audience that they can still watch them on the internet..... Interesting?

January 30 2014 at 10:43 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
timb058

gggg

January 30 2014 at 10:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
timb058

fgghghghh

January 30 2014 at 10:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RWE

Yeah, liberals shade their resistrictions using terms such as civility, but it is really about
stiffling dissent. Liberals hate free speech, guns, white males.

January 30 2014 at 10:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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kent_hern

And Conservatives hate the truth.

January 30 2014 at 10:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bps163

This was staged anyone could see this. And if not than he should be getting sued big time. What if this guy was trying to get help by running up to him with bad eye sight. He's only trying to make himself look like a bad a$$. It will take a lot more than a stupid stunt like this and he will always look like a left over from some bad lunch. He is the Pitts when it comes to the weather, what a hose clamp.

January 30 2014 at 10:13 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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dickn2000b

Tell me, how does it feel to be so stupid? Your comments are asinine and you don't know the difference between than and then. And it's pits...not pitts. You are dumber than a stump.

January 30 2014 at 10:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JC

Cantore does seem to have a ball at his job.

January 30 2014 at 10:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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